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Arrhythmias and Electrophysiology

This section concerns all aspects of arrhythmias and cardiac electrophysiology including atrial fibrillation: prevention, diagnosis and management, as well as related molecular genetics, and pathophysiology.

  1. This study sought to describe the epidemiology of anticoagulation therapy for critically ill patients with new-onset atrial fibrillation (NOAF) according to CHA2DS2-VASc and HAS-BLED scores and to assess the e...

    Authors: Masaaki Sakuraya, Takuo Yoshida, Yusuke Sasabuchi, Shodai Yoshihiro and Shigehiko Uchino

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:423

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  2. Self-reported health status as measured by the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ) in patients with primary prevention implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) has mainly been reported from r...

    Authors: Gustav Mattsson, Marita Wallhagen and Peter Magnusson

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:411

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  3. We sought to identify the electrocardiographic and electrophysiological characteristics of ventricular arrhythmias (VAs), including idiopathic ventricular tachycardia (VT) and premature ventricular contraction...

    Authors: Chengye Di, Konstantinos P. Letsas, Peng Gao, Qun Wang, Yanxi Wu and Wenhua Lin

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:397

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  4. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common arrhythmia in patients with hypertension. ELABELA, which has cardioprotective effects, is decreased in the plasma of patients with hypertension and might be associated with...

    Authors: Zheng Ma, Lei Zhao, Ye-ping Zhang, Jiu-chang Zhong and Xin-chun Yang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:390

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  5. This study assessed the sociodemographic, functional, and clinical determinants of antithrombotic treatment in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) attended in the internal medicine setting.

    Authors: Jose María Mostaza, Carmen Suarez, Jose María Cepeda, Luis Manzano and Demetrio Sánchez

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:384

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  6. Complete atrioventricular block (AVB) is a life-threatening condition that usually occurs in elderly people with organic heart disease. We herein describe a rare case of complete AVB in a young man with hypert...

    Authors: Shu Fang, Lan Gao, Fan Yang and Yan-jun Gong

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:372

    Content type: Case report

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  7. An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a mandatory test for anyone presenting with loss of consciousness. Many referrals to the first seizure clinic (FSC) are caused by syncope. We assessed the sensitivity of neurologi...

    Authors: Xuya Huang, N. Malek, J. Simpson, D. Kalladka, F. G. Dunn and J. P. Leach

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:364

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  8. Since the early descriptions of large series of accessory atrioventricular pathway ablations in adults and adolescents over 20 years ago, there have been limited published reports based on more recent experien...

    Authors: Charlie Young, Annie Kwan, Lisa Yepez, Meghan McCarty, Amanda Chan, Dora Hsu, Jennifer Han, Taresh Taneja, Shirley Park, Robert Hayward and Taylor I. Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:319

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  9. Percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) closure is an alternative to oral anticoagulation (OAC) for atrial fibrillation (AF) patients with high thromboembolism risk, particularly with contraindications to OAC...

    Authors: Nicolas Lellouche, Raphaele Arrouasse, Julien Ternacle, Romain Gallet, Jean-Sylvain Hermida, David Hamon, Jean-Michel Juliard, Jean-Luc Pasquie, Tarvinder Dhanjal, Emmanuel Teiger and Philippe Le Corvoisier

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:227

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  10. Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) underwent a high risk of hospitalization, which has not been paid much attention to in practice. Therefore, we aimed to assess the incidence, causes and predictors of hos...

    Authors: Zhaojie Dong, Xin Du, Shangxin Lu, Chao Jiang, Shijun Xia, Liu He, Xin Su, Zhaoxu Jia, Deyong Long, Caihua Sang, Ribo Tang, Nian Liu, Rong Bai, Ronghui Yu, Jianzeng Dong and Changsheng Ma

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:146

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  11. Supraventricular tachycardias (SVTs) are common in the first year of life and may be life-threatening. Acute cardioversion is usually effective, with both pharmacological and non-pharmacological procedures. Ho...

    Authors: Guglielmo Capponi, Gilda Belli, Mattia Giovannini, Giulia Remaschi, Alice Brambilla, Francesca Vannuccini, Silvia Favilli, Giulio Porcedda and Luciano De Simone

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:137

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  12. Abiraterone is a medication frequently used for metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer. We report a case of non-sustained episodes of TdP associated with severe hypokalemia due to androgen-deprivation t...

    Authors: Ximena Morales, Diego Garnica, Daniel Isaza, Nicolas Isaza and Felipe Durán-Torres

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:136

    Content type: Case report

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  13. HB pacing is a promising approach to achieve physiological pacing, but its efficacy and long-term effects require further validation. In current study, we deemed to investigate the effect of the His bundle pac...

    Authors: Oushan Tang, Haoliang Zhou, Caidi Yuan, Yinhong Cheng and Jin Lv

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:112

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  14. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is an independent risk factor for AF. The cardioembolic stroke (CS) risk is increased when both conditions coexist. Whether...

    Authors: Cheng Liu, Jingxian Pei, Yanxian Lai, Tianwang Guan, Abudurexiti Zeyaweiding, Tutiguli Maimaiti, Haiyan Zhao and Yan Shen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:103

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  15. Recent studies have reported the effects of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components on atrial fibrillation (AF), but the results remain controversial. Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis to evaluate t...

    Authors: Ying Zheng, Zengshuo Xie, Jiayong Li, Chen Chen, Wenting Cai, Yugang Dong, Ruicong Xue and Chen Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:90

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  16. The ablation targets of atrial fibrillation (AF) are adjacent to bronchi and pulmonary arteries (PAs). We used computed tomography (CT) to evaluate the anatomical correlation between left atrium (LA)-pulmonary...

    Authors: Yan-Jing Wang, Huan Sun, Xiao-Fei Fan, Meng-Chao Zhang, Ping Yang, Hong Zeng and Lin Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:84

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  17. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia with poorly understood mechanisms. We aimed to investigate the biological mechanism of AF and to discover feature genes by analyzing multi-omics data and ...

    Authors: Yaozhong Liu, Fan Bai, Zhenwei Tang, Na Liu and Qiming Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:52

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  18. The progression of paroxysmal AF (PAF) to persistent AF (PsAF) worsens the prognosis of AF, but its underlying mechanisms remain elusive. Recently, circular RNAs (circRNAs) were reported to be associated with ...

    Authors: Yuanfeng Gao, Ye Liu, Yuan Fu, Qianhui Wang, Zheng Liu, Roumu Hu, Xinchun Yang and Mulei Chen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:25

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  19. Short QT syndrome is a rare, inherited channelopathy associated with sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) but the characteristics and prognosis of short QT interval (SQTI) in Korean patients remain unclear. This study ...

    Authors: Dae-Young Kim, Jae-Sun Uhm, Min Kim, In-Soo Kim, Moo-Nyun Jin, Hee Tae Yu, Tae-Hoon Kim, Jong-Youn Kim, Boyoung Joung, Hui-Nam Pak and Moon-Hyoung Lee

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2021 21:17

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  20. QT dispersion (QTD) represents inhomogeneous ventricular repolarization such that an increased QTD may predispose the heart to malignant ventricular arrhythmias (VAs). This study was conducted to compare QTD i...

    Authors: Abbas Valizadeh, Sahar Soltanabadi, Saeed Koushafar, Maryam Rezaee and Reza Jahankhah

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:493

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  21. Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is a widely accepted indicator of renal function. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between eGFR and 3-year clinical outcomes among Chinese pati...

    Authors: Huaibin Wan, Juan Wang, Yanmin Yang, Xin Fan, Dongdong Chen and Ning Bian

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:490

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  22. This study aimed to evaluate atrium extracellular matrix remodeling in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients with severe aortic stenosis, through histological fibrosis quantification and extracellular matrix gene ...

    Authors: Mariana Fragão-Marques, I. Miranda, D. Martins, I. Barroso, C. Mendes, A. Pereira-Neves, I. Falcão-Pires and A. Leite-Moreira

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:468

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  23. Previous studies on radiofrequency catheter ablation of premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) arising from the left ventricle (LV) papillary muscles (PM) show a modest procedural success rate with higher recu...

    Authors: Chi Cai, Jing Wang, Hongxia Niu, Wei Hua, Jianmin Chu and Shu Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:464

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  24. There is clear evidence that patients with prior myocardial infarction and a reduced ejection fraction benefit from implantation of a cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). It is unclear whether this benefit is alt...

    Authors: Ahmad Alkharaza, Mousa Al-Harbi, Ihab El-sokkari, Steve Doucette, Ciorsti MacIntyre, Christopher Gray, Amir Abdelwahab, John L. Sapp, Martin Gardner and Ratika Parkash

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:455

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  25. The 2020 annual Congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) was the first ever to be held virtually. Under the spotlight of ‘the cutting edge of cardiology’, exciting and ground-breaking cardiovascula...

    Authors: Enrique Gallego-Colon, Aldo Bonaventura, Alessandra Vecchié, Antonio Cannatà and Ciarán Martin Fitzpatrick

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:448

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  26. The prevalence of left atrial enlargement (LAE) and fragmented QRS (fQRS) diagnosed using ECG criteria in patients with severe chronic kidney disease (CKD) is unknown. Furthermore, there is limited data on pre...

    Authors: Tapio Hellman, Markus Hakamäki, Roosa Lankinen, Niina Koivuviita, Jussi Pärkkä, Petri Kallio, Tuomas Kiviniemi, K. E. Juhani Airaksinen, Mikko J. Järvisalo and Kaj Metsärinne

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:437

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  27. Inflammation plays an important role in the initiation and progression of atrial fibrillation (AF), but data about the relationship between subclinical inflammation and recurrence of AF after catheter ablation...

    Authors: Pascal B. Meyre, Christian Sticherling, Florian Spies, Stefanie Aeschbacher, Steffen Blum, Gian Voellmin, Antonio Madaffari, David Conen, Stefan Osswald, Michael Kühne and Sven Knecht

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:427

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  28. Atrial fibrillation and heart failure are common coexisting conditions requiring hospitalisation for heart failure and death. Pulmonary vein isolation is a well-established option for symptomatic atrial fibril...

    Authors: Toshiharu Koike, Fumiaki Mori, Ryozo Maeda, Ken Kobayashi, Masayuki Sakai, Kenjiro Oyabu, Yuko Matsui, Masafumi Yoshikawa, Kou Sugiyama, Yoichi Ajiro and Kazunori Iwade

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:413

    Content type: Case report

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  29. The monocyte/high-density lipoprotein ratio (MHR) has emerged as a promising alternative biomarker in the fields of cardiovascular disease and atrial fibrillation (AF). This retrospective study was aimed to ex...

    Authors: She-an Chen, Man-man Zhang, Meifang Zheng, Fei Liu, Lei Sun, Zheng-yu Bao, Fu-kun Chen, Hong-xiao Li and Xiang Gu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:401

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  30. Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) is an established therapy. However, postoperative recurrence is a serious issue caused by the reconduction of the isolated pulmonary veins (PV) and the onset of n...

    Authors: Yusuke Sakamoto, Hiroyuki Osanai, Shotaro Hiramatsu, Hikari Matsumoto, Kensuke Tagahara, Hirotaka Hosono, Shun Miyamoto, Hiroto Uno, Hideki Kurokawa, Shun Kondo, Kotaro Tokuda, Takahiro Kanbara, Yoshihito Nakashima, Hiroshi Asano and Masayoshi Ajioka

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:397

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  31. Variability in the anatomy and orientation of the triangle of Koch (TK) complicates ablation procedures involving the atrioventricular (AV) node. We used CT angiography (CTA) to assess the anatomical TK orient...

    Authors: Yanjing Wang, Lin Liu, Robert Lakin, Nazari Polidovitch, Guohui Liu, Hongliang Yang, Ming Yu, Mingzhou Yan, Dong Zhao, Peter H. Backx, Huan Sun, Yuquan He and Ping Yang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:383

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  32. Recently, left bundle branch area pacing (LBBAP) has been shown to be feasible. However, the right ventricular (RV) implantation site for LBBAP remains elusive. We believe that the RV implantation site should ...

    Authors: Xiang-Fei Feng, Peng-Pai Zhang, Bo Liu, Yan Zhao, Qiu-Fen Lu and Yi-Gang Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:377

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  33. Cardiac tamponade is a potentially fatal complication after catheter ablation of ventricular arrhythmias. It often happens during or shortly after the procedure and needs urgent treatment. Here, we present a v...

    Authors: Xiaoyong Xu, Xianghong Meng and Fusheng Ma

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:359

    Content type: Case report

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